Election and predestination are the two most maligned points of Reformed theology, with much ink spilled and many sermons preached on these doctrines that many think make humans "robots" and thereby discourage evangelism. What is the Reformed response to these criticisms? Or, more importantly, what does the Bible teach?
With a pastor's heart evident on every page, Phillips unfolds the biblical teaching on these important doctrines and reveals their practical application for the security, humility, and joy of believers.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.